Sight & Sound: Armen A. Alchian

February 6, 2009

Professor Armen A. Alchian is professor Cheung’s teacher and I’ve read many stories about Armen. So it was my great pleasure when I finally found this insightful hour-long audio interview of Alchian, “The Intellectual Portrait Series: A Conversation with Armen A. Alchian (2000)” at The Online Library of Liberty in 2008.

Enjoy.

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Sight & Sound: Milton Friedman

February 6, 2009

Professor Cheung has discussed and referenced Milton Friedman many times and I first got exposed to Milton’s work through Steven. Here are some sights and sounds from Milton.

Here is Milton in his famous and popular Free to Choose TV series (1980 & 1990). Call me old school, I love the original 1980 series (10 hours in total) much much more because it was less “produced” and more spontaneous/heated in the debate, plus there were a total of 10 episodes in 1980 and only 5 in 1990. Hong Kong got an honourable mention in episode 1 where Milton was in Hong Kong to shoot the series.

Enjoy.

P.S. You will see Arnie introducing the 1990 series. (smile)

P.P.S. It has not escaped my attention that this series is available online for free for all to watch. A good example of “Free Lunch”? (smile)


Sight & Sound: Ronald Coase

February 6, 2009

Over the years, I have been exposed to some really interesting and insightful economists by the columns of professor Cheung. And as one math professor taught me well, I’ve always try to learn directly from the masters themselves. So here are some sights and sounds from these masters starting with professor Ronald Coase.

Here is prof. Coase’s 2003 Coase Centennial Speech (500MB QuickTime file, recommend downloading it before you watch it) from Ronald Coase Institute’s online material section. I now can say I have watched or listened to the video more than five times now, and I am sure I will still learning from it when I watch it again.

Enjoy.